Scientific Program

Thursday, November 15

15:00-20:00 Registration Open

16:00-18:00 Opening Plenary Session: 

Science and experience of dyslexia: What do the different stakeholders in dyslexia expect from scientists and research to deliver?

  • Dr. Andreas A Ioannides: Welcome and General Introduction
  • Dr. Katia Nicolaidou (Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation)
  • Dr. Kypros Kouris (Head of The Heritage Private School)
  • Mr. Costas Christoffi (Vice-president of the Cyprus Association for Dyslexia)

19:00-20:00 Welcome Reception

Friday, November 16

8:00-16:00 Registration Open

9:00-10:30 Session I: Theories of Dyslexia

  • Dr  Cees van Leeuwen "Developmental dyslexia as a functional coordination deficit: theory and evidence"
  • Dr John Stein "The visual magnocellular basis of dyslexia"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session II: Measuring brain function (MMN) related to Dyslexia

  • Dr Risto Näätänen "The mismatch negativity (MMN):  An index of cognitive decline in neuropsychiatric, neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders and in normal aging"
  • Dr Kujala Teija "Impairments of low-level auditory processing and their amelioration in dyslexia"

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:45-15:00 Session III: EEG and MEG correlates

  • Dr Audrey Van der Meer "Longitudinal study of perception of structured optic flow and random visual motion in infants using high-density EEG"
  • Dr Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan "Increased cerebellar alpha activity and improved reading skills in adult dyslexics following quadrato motor training: a MEG study"

15:05-21:00 Excursion and Conference Dinner

Saturday, November 17

8:00-12:00 Registration Open

9:00-10:30 Session IV: New technologies for mass screening and intervention

  • Dr Andreas A. Ioannides "From basic neuroscience to mass screening for early diagnosis of dyslexia"
  • Dr Panagiotis Bamidis "Approaching dyslexia with new technologies and game based activity"

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session V: A case study of dyslexic screening

  • Members of Lab for Human Brain Dynamics, AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd
  • Members of The Heritage Private School 

12:30-13:30 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session IV: Round table - recollections and future outlook

  • Drs John Stein, Risto Näätänen, Andreas A Ioannides

15:30-15:45 Closing remarks